Originally Posted by bavaria100
I also think that Andy would be happy if he would achieve that. But maybe the press doesn´t criticise Lleyton that much, because he always was more of a consistent player who would go very far in every tourney he entered, without winning let´s say 4 big titles per year. Lleyton hasn´t lost his consistency, while Andy´s results are full off ups and downs (finals in Cincy, first round loss at the US Open). But maybe the australian press isn´t as bad as the american press. I don´t know because I don´t read australian newspapers.
The Australian press can get pretty harsh, but not in the same way. They're more intrusive, I thinkg, but I haven't seen much when he loses early or loses badly or something. I dunno, I don't read about Lleyton if I can help it
The thing is, Andy wasn't this inconsistent until the past few months. Even earlier this year he did not lose early. His first early loss was Miami and that was an injury retirement. After that he didn't have an early loss until clay (which he will always have, unfortunately) and after that not until Montreal. I wouldn't say his results are that inconsistent, it's just that a lot of the losses Andy has had this year, he could've (and many of them should've) won, so it makes it seem worse. It's not like hewitt hasn't had his fair share of really random shock early losses.